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Former Royal Johnny Damon arrested for DUI, resisting an officer

By The Associated Press
This photo provided by the Orange County, Fla. Corrections Department shows Johnny Damon. The former Major League Baseball player was arrested Friday in central Florida on a charge of resisting an officer after he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court and jail records.

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Former All-Star baseball player Johnny Damon, who started his career with the Kansas City Royals, face charges in Florida.

Damon was arrested Friday in central Florida on a charge of resisting an officer after he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court and jail records.

Damon, 47, was booked into the Orange County Jail early Friday after an incident in Windermere, Florida, a wealthy suburb of Orlando popular with professional athletes. He is charged with resisting an officer without violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. 

An online court docket did not list an attorney listed for Damon who could comment.

Jail records show that Damon's wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, also was arrested.

Damon, who grew up in Orlando, was a two-time All-Star outfielder who played for seven Major League Baseball teams from 1995 to 2012, beginning with the Kansas City Royals from 1995 through 2000.

He was a key member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox team that broke the franchise's 86-year title drought. He later signed with Boston's hated rivals, the New York Yankees, and helped the Yankees win the 2009 World Series.

He hit .284 with 235 home runs, 1,139 RBIs and 408 stolen bases over 18 seasons with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Indians.